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  • DENGFENG, China, April 8- Huang Xingguo took a job as a cashier at a new Walmart store in his hometown in southern China for a steady paycheck and the prospect of upward mobility after a string of sales jobs and a run as a day trader. In China, as in other countries, Wal-Mart Stores Inc has figured prominently in the debate over worker rights.

  • COLUMN-Tax-time complexities for road warriors Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 3:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK, April 7- If you spend large chunks of your working life on a plane, you may have a tax issue: The tax complexities of road warriors can be mind-numbingly complicated, and consultants, entertainers, motivational speakers and others who work in multiple states may not even realize where and what they owe.

  • NEW YORK, April 7- U.S. Treasuries prices rose on Monday, extending last week's gains as a deepening sell-off on Wall Street inspired a flight into safer government debt, sending the 30- year yield to its lowest in a week.

  • Harvard adopts 'responsible investment' principles Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 3:15 PM ET

    BOSTON, April 7- Harvard University said on Monday it adopted a set of environmental and social investing principles backed by the United Nations for its huge endowment fund, a move that could add pressure on companies in its portfolio to make more disclosures on areas like carbon emissions.

  • LOS ANGELES, April 7- After a record-breaking weekend at the box office, Marvel's "Captain America" series will return for a third installment on May 6, 2016, Walt Disney Co said on Monday.

  • SAO PAULO, April 7- Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA, which has been hit by a series of scandals, shelved plans to sell debt in local and international debt markets later this year, a source with direct knowledge of the situation said on Monday.

  • WASHINGTON, April 7- U.S. consumer credit rose more than expected in February, likely reflecting a surge in demand for student and automobile loans. Total consumer credit increased by $16.49 billion to $3.13 trillion, the Federal Reserve said on Monday.

  • NISKAYUNA, New York, April 7- Carbon dioxide, used for years to force crude oil out of old wells, likely will not replace water in fracking anytime soon because of technical challenges and limited infrastructure, says General Electric Co, which is studying the issue under a $10 billion research program.

  • LONDON, April 7- Private equity firm Cinven made a 1.5 billion euro capital gain on its investment in French cable operator Numericable, but said on Monday the era of such hugely profitable deals for its industry in the cable sector is ending.

  • *Internet stocks tumble; Yahoo shares down nearly 5 pct. Internet stocks were the day's biggest decliners with Amazon.com down 2.8 percent at $314.02, Yahoo! The Global X Social Media ETF which includes Facebook and LinkedIn fell 3.4 percent to $17.91.

  • Rear Admiral Randy Mahr, deputy director of the Pentagon's $392 billion F-35 program, said Pratt had slowed its cost-cutting after Congress in 2011 canceled an alternate engine being developed by General Electric Co..

  • *Deal will also let Energen fund Permian basin drilling. *Energen shares up as much as 4 pct, Laclede falls as much as 3 pct. April 7- Energen Corp will sell its 150- year old natural gas utility Alabama Gas Corp to Laclede Group Inc for $1.28 billion in cash, helping it repay debt and fund drilling for oil and gas in the Permian basin.

  • April 7- A unit of UBS AG must pay $5.4 million to a former broker who alleged the firm misled its advisers about the financial health of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc while recommending they sell its structured notes to clients, a securities arbitration panel ruled.

  • *U.S. crude dips below $100 after stocks extend falls. NEW YORK, April 7- U.S. oil futures dipped below $100 on Monday, falling more than a dollar a barrel after stock markets tumbled, with Brent crude oil prices losing even more on the prospect of additional supplies from Libya.

  • Dubai tells global bankers to expect another boom Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 1:56 PM ET

    *Dubai needs international financial support for growth plans. Over a dozen top Dubai officials and executives met about 100 representatives of financial powerhouses including Deutsche Bank, Nomura Holdings and Fidelity Investments for the emirate's first big investor roadshow since the crisis.

  • FRANKFURT, April 7- A deal struck by Ireland last year to ease the burden of its bank debt raises serious monetary financing concerns but they could be mitigated to some extent by bond sales tied to the debt swap, the ECB said on Monday.

  • LOS ANGELES, April 7- After a record-breaking weekend at the box office, Marvel's "Captain America" series will return for a third installment on May 6, 2016, Walt Disney Co said on Monday.

  • LONDON, April 7- A decision by Glencore Xstrata to abandon the sale of it Peruvian copper mine Las Bambas would likely enhance the long-term growth of the mining group, but could put its credit rating under pressure, Moody's Investors Service said.

  • WASHINGTON, April 7- A new organization called the Coalition for Mortgage Security launched a campaign on Monday calling for winding down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in a way that does not harm the shareholders of the bailed-out mortgage companies.

  • PARIS, April 7- Patrick Drahi, the Franco-Israeli billionaire who won a bidding war for media group Vivendi's SFR telecoms unit at the weekend, was quick on Monday to forgive a French establishment that just two weeks ago was trying to knock him out of the race.